Chard is similar to beet greens, delicious and nutritious and a lot better for your self-esteem than pie...maybe; so give this chard recipe a try and start feeling better than pie...maybe.
Sweet potatoes are high in fiber and antioxidants and a lot easier on your blood sugar than white potatoes (which is weird since they're called "sweet" potatoes). That's two good reasons to try this dish, plus it's yummy.
Chard Recipe w/ sweet Potato Ingredients:
2 large SWEET POTATOES
1 15 oz can CHICKPEAS, drained (or 1½ cups cooked)
4 cups CHARD (w/ spinach mixed, if desired)
1 15 oz can BROTH
1 15 oz can DICED TOMATOES
1 large ONION (chopped)
6 GARLIC cloves (chopped fine)
1 inch fresh GINGER (minced)
2 Tbsp OLIVE OIL
1 tsp PAPRIKA
1 tsp ground CUMIN
1 Tbsp ground CORIANDER
1 tsp ground TURMERIC
1/2 tsp ground CINNAMON
1/2 tsp SALT
1 tsp ground BLACK PEPPER
-- Optional Accompaniments --
garnish of CUCUMBER, fresh CILANTRO & LEMON ZEST
Heat olive oil in a large skillet or pot. Saute the onion for a few minutes minutes then add garlic, ginger, and stalk (if using chard), and saute a few minutes more until onions soften.
Stir in paprika, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, salt, and black pepper.
Add diced tomatoes and broth.
Bring to a boil, then add sweet potatoes and chickpeas. Simmer 25 to 30 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Stir in roughly chopped chard leaves for last 10 minutes (if using spinach, add leaves last 2 minutes).
Serve over couscous, quinoa, or all on its lonesome with a garnish of cucumber, chopped cilantro, and lemon zest.
Give this sweet potato chard recipe a try and let me know what you think, and bon appetit!
And if you want to try another green, what about Beet Greens?